Alison Moyet Announces The Release Of ‘Other’ on June 16th + World Tour!

On June 16, 2017, Cooking Vinyl presents Other, the brand new album by pop legend and relentless explorer Alison Moyet.
“For me, making a record at this age, lyrically, is a different proposition. Observation in most cases replaces emotion. The invisibility of middle/aged woman rather thrills me and instead I watch”,  explains Moyet.

Subject matter covers what you might expect from a pop album.  Dyslexia, locked-out syndrome, diversity, Persephone, doggedness and the Internet. Always asked what a song is about, I attempted to cooperate, but in truth though the lyrics incorporated my best attempt to describe what I see and of the meaning that is mine. I want, who chooses to, to find their own landscape or indeed none. Some of us have always felt ‘Other’. I no longer wish it were otherwise.”

Despite Alison’s professing of age, the music bursts with clarity, vitality and freshness, whether in the zingy “Lover Go”, chic laid-back soundtrack-style “The English U”, “Beautiful Gun”‘s nod to her rock and roll roots, the icy Germanic arpeggios of “Reassuring Pinches” or ambient, spoken-word poem “April 10th”.
The hauntingly fragile and sparsely presented title track “Other”, accompanied by a hypnotic video directed by Steve Gullick, is available as an instant track download when pre-ordering the album.
Other finds Alison at the top of her game, making exactly the adventurous electronic pop music she wants to at this moment in time, with her voice and songwriting both intense, poetic and thought provoking. Other was catalyzed by Alison’s fruitful dalliance with producer and song writing collaborator Guy Sigsworth, who (as well as having worked with Björk, Goldie and Madonna), co-created her last album the minutes, which debuted at # 5 in the national charts and won critical acclaim.

The new longplayer features backing vocals from Alison’s daughter on “The English U”, which was preceded by her guest appearance on stage at Alison’s Royal Albert Hall show, and an appearance in the video for “When I Was Your Girl” (from the minutes).

In addition to Alison studying sculpture at college whilst also creating this new release, other happenings of note since the minutes include receiving an Icon Award at Nordoff Robbins Silver Clef Awards, a hot ticket performance with a 32-piece orchestra at Burberry’s London Fashion Week womenswear show, and her involvement in the RSC’s celebration of Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary where Alison composed and performed a new arrangement of “Sigh No More Ladies “(from Much Ado About Nothing) in their BBC 2 live special.

OTHER – Tracklisting

  1. I Germinate
  2. Lover, Go
  3. The English U
  4. The Rarest Birds
  5. Beautiful Gun
  6. Reassuring Pinches
  7. April 10th
  8. Other
  9. Happy Giddy
  10. Alive

Pre-order the album here – exclusive items and bundles available from the Alison Moyet Store

Alison Moyet – ‘The Other Tour’
Presales from 10am Wednesday, March 22nd
All ticket info available on Alison’s website
TOUR DATES

US/Canada:
11 Sept – Sixth and I: Washington DC
12 Sept – The Trocadero Theatre: Philadelphia, PA
13 Sept – Royale, Boston, MA
15 Sept – Webster Hall: New York, NY
17 Sept – The Danforth Music Hall: Toronto, ONT
19 Sept – Park West: Chicago, IL
20 Sept – Fine Line Music Café: Minneapolis, MN
22 Sept – Star Theater: Portland, OR
23 Sept – The Showbox: Seattle, WA
25 Sept – The Fillmore: San Francisco, CA
26 Sept – Music Box: San Diego, CA
27 Sept – The Fonda Theater: Los Angeles, CA

Australia/New Zealand:
4 Oct – Riverside Theatre: Perth, Aus
6 Oct – Entertainment Centre Theatre: Adelaide, Aus
7 Oct – Margaret Court Arena: Melbourne, Aus
9 Oct – Enmore Theatre: Sydney, Aus
10 Oct – Convention Centre: Brisbane, Aus
13 Oct – Michael Fowler Centre: Wellington, NZ
14 Oct – ASB Theatre: Auckland, NZ
16 Oct – Isaac Theatre: Christchurch, NZ

UK/Ireland:
27 Oct – Opera House: Cork
28 Oct – Olympia Theatre: Dublin
29 Oct – Ulster Hall: Belfast
31 Oct – Sage: Gateshead
1 Nov – Royal Concert Hall: Glasgow
2 Nov – Usher Hall: Edinburgh
4 Nov – Regent Theatre: Ipswich
5 Nov – Hexagon: Reading
7 Nov – New Theatre: Oxford
8 Nov – The Dome: Brighton * in aid of Samaritans, Brighton, Hove & District
9 Nov – Symphony Hall: Birmingham
11 Nov – Cliffs Pavilion: Southend
12 Nov – Corn Exchange: Cambridge
14 Nov – The Palladium: London
16 Nov – Pavilion Theatre: Bournemouth
18 Nov – St David’s Hall: Cardiff
19 Nov – Barbican: York
20 Nov – Royal Philharmonic Hall: Liverpool
22 Nov – Bridgewater Hall: Manchester
23 Nov – Colston Hall: Bristol
24 Nov – Arts Centre: Warwick
26 Nov – Royal Concert Hall: Nottingham
27 Nov – Waterside Theatre: Aylesbury
28 Nov – 02 Guildhall: Southampton

Europe:
3 Dec – Rockefeller: Oslo, Norway
4 Dec – Odeon: Odense, Denmark
5 Dec – Berns: Stockholm, Sweden
7 Dec – De Roma: Antwerp, Belgium
8 Dec – Paradiso: Amsterdam, Holland
9 Dec – Kantine: Cologne, Germany
11 Dec – Huxleys Neue Welt: Berlin, Germany
12 Dec – Gruenspan: Hamburg, Germany
13 Dec – Colos-Saal: Aschaffenburg, Germany
15 Dec – Substage: Karlsruhe, Germany
16 Dec – SIMM City: Vienna, Austria
17 Dec – Fabrique: Milan, Italy
19 Dec – x-tra: Zürich, Switzerland
20 Dec – L’Alhambra: Paris, France

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